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    Lassen Volcanic

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    Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile inside the southwest entrance) and the Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). Snow removal has begun. More »

Ranger-led Education Programs

Lassen Volcanic National Park serves public and private school groups in thirty-six California counties, grades Kindergarten through college. Our ranger-led education programs are designed to meet the individual needs of classes and CA State curriculum standards. Programs are very popular and dates fill quickly, so make reservations early. The number of programs we can offer depends on park staffing and funding.

Please call Birgitta Osborne or Steve Zachary at 530-595-6133 or 530-595-6132 to schedule programs as early as possible.

Call on or after November 1 for January to April Snowshoe programs

Call on or after February 1 for May to July programs

Call on or after June 1 for August and September programs



Location Months Length Group Size
Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program Southwest Entrance January - April 1.5 - 2 hours 35
Winter Survival/ Snow Shelter Program Southwest Entrance January - April 2 hours 35
Volcanoes of Lassen Demonstration Various Sites May - September 30-60 minutes No limit
Introduction to Lassen Volcanic N.P. Various Sites May - September 30 minutes No limit
Hydrothermal Features

Bumpass Hell Parking Lot

Sulphur Works

July - September

May - September

30-45 minutes No limit
Lassen Habitats: Intro to plant and animal communities Various sites including Manzanita Lake, Lily Pond May - September Varies with class No limit
Lassen Peak: Intro to its history and eruption sequence Devastated Area and Lassen Peak Parking Area August - September 20-30 minutes No limit

To make reservations, please contact Birgitta Osborne or Steve Zachary at 530-595-6133 or 530-595-6132. All reservation programs are subject to availability of park staff.

Did You Know?

summer and winter newspapers side by side

The Lassen Volcanic National Park newspaper comes out twice a year--one issue for winter and one for the summer season. The newspaper describes the many activities you can enjoy visiting during the very different seasons. More...